Design Guide: Recreation Centers Individual Space Criteria January 1976
4-4 SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES (continued)
b. TELEVISION LOUNGE.
(4) Relationships. The television viewing
(1) Function. T O house TV viewing areas
and reduce conflict with other activities.
area should be located away from noisy
Activities are watching
and listening to
activities such as billiards, pingpong, electric
television, quietly conversing and engaged in
games, music practice, and special interest, but
small group meetings.
in a variety of settings throughout the Center.
A minimum of two lounges should be provided
(2) Participants. One to 50 people standing,
sitting, intently or casually watching and
or, if possible, at least one lounge for each local
listening to TV.
The entrance to the TV space should be open
to the transition area and should encourage
casual observation of the activity prior to
12,700 SF Center
750 SF minimum
entering the lounge.
19,800 SF Center
1,000 SF minimum
27,800 SF Center
1,250 SF minimum
(5) Design Considerations. TV lounges must
facilitate a flexible and informal arrangement of
10 SF per viewer
Figure 4-12 Television Lounge